I know it won’t be the last time I’m saying this, but, here we have another pod Type system, this time, it comes from one of the forefathers of vaping, KangerTech.
The Kanger Supo pod mod is a little different to the “norm” however, in that, instead of a simple, small, lightweight pod where you Mouth to Lung (MTL) vape, you have a choice of MTL or Direct to Lung (DTL) by a slide switch on the front of the pod itself thus altering the coil being used.
What Else Can We Expect From The Kanger Supo?
Straight out of the box, the Kangertech Supo looks stylish and elegant, certainly something you can use out and about as a standard pod system for an MTL or switching it up from time to time with a DTL vape.
Unsure what the difference is between MTL and DTL vaping? You can check out our guide here.
I received the Kanger Supo pod system in Blue as you can see from the image above. The kit does come in three other colours.
This device was sent to me for review. As always, I will give you my own, honest opinion of this product after a lengthy testing period.
Let’s see if this can do enough to beat the best pod mod systems for performance.
What’s in the Box?
- Kanger Supo pod (Battery)
- KangerTech Supo pod
- User Manual
- USB Magnetic charging cable
- Product Size: 27 x 12 x 87mm
- Weight: 30g
- Output Modes: MTL and DTL
- Battery: 800 mAh
- Recharge Time: 60 minutes
- Capacity: 1.8ml
- Output 3.7V
- Product Size: 27 x 12 x 33mm
- Capacity 2ml
- Weight 6g
- Resistance: 0.6 ohm DTL and 1.0 ohm for MTL
Design and Build Quality
The Kanger Supo pod mod is packaged well. You get a small box with a compact design and a picture of your chosen colour on the front.
Once you open the box, you are met by the device itself with the pod pre-fitted into the device. On searching around, there isn’t a lot else to find except the magnetic charger and an instruction manual.
You get an all metal outer body with plastic through the middle. This pod System, as with most pod mods, sits in the hand very nicely. It’s ideal if you are out and about as it will fit with ease in a pocket, purse or handbag.
The design of the device is small and compact even with the pod fitted. It has a very smooth finish with all corners and edges rounded off. Even the bottom of the device, where you place the magnetic charger, is rounded slightly not allowing you to stand the device up but having to place it down on a surface flat.
To switch from MTL to DTL, you simply slide the switch across to the left covering up the single hole and revealing four holes for the DTL vape. The device automatically changes to the correct coil for your choice.
You have an LED indicator on the front and indicates when the device is firing and the battery status.
- When the battery is in the range of 3.9-4.2V, the LED is white.
- When the voltage is in the range of 3.6-3.9V the LED indicates a blue light.
- When the device is in the range of 3.2-3.6V, the LED indicates with a Red light thus warning you to charge the device.
On one side you have the switch to change from MTL to DTL or vice versa and on the reverse, you have the wording SUPO and KangerTech.
How Does the Kanger Supo Vape Pod Perform?
The Kanger Supo performs as well as most pod systems out there once the ceramic coil inside the pod has had around 3ml of e-liquid through it.
I found that for the first 2-3ml of e-liquid, the flavour from the pod wasn’t what I would expect. Once you are past that break in period, I found the flavour from either the DTL or MTL was very pleasant and you could just about detect flavour notes from the e-liquid.
The Supo is an auto fire device, meaning there are no buttons to press in order to vape, you simply take a draw from the device and it automatically releases the vapour from the pod into your mouth. With a simple slide of the switch, the Supo instantly changes the air intake and the coil needed for your selection.
I vaped a 50/50 12mg e-liquid and a 50/50 20mg Nic Salt e-liquid during the testing period.
How To Charge the Supo Pod Mod
Charging this pod couldn’t be simpler. Plug the USB cable into a suitable outlet and attach the magnetic end to the pod. Charging the Kanger Supo from flat takes around 90 minutes which is pretty decent for an 800mAh battery.
The Supo is fitted with overcharge protection, short circuit and low voltage protections.
How to Fill the Kanger Supo pod
The pod will only fit into the top of the Supo one way, so, if you are putting the pod into the device and you are met with resistance, you have it the wrong way.
Because the Kanger Supo is an “Open pod System”, this means you are able to use your own choice and flavour e-liquid.
Filling the pod is very easy indeed.
- Remove the pod from the device
- Lift up the rubber bung on the side of the pod
- Fill with your e-liquid.
- One word of warning though, you will have to tilt your pod and move it around to enable the e-liquid to go evenly around the coil.
Flavour and Vapour Production
The flavour you get from the Supo is pretty decent for a pod System, it’s not the best but it is certainly not the worst out there. Both MTL and DTL vaping from Supo is pretty evenly matched with the DTL setting just edging ever so slightly over the MTL.
As for vapour, the MTL setting on this device is pretty standard, you will be able to vape this and only produce the slightest of clouds making it ideal for that stealth vape. On the DTL setting, you get an average cloud coverage but it isn’t one that will block your view from the TV.
Just don’t expect a DTL vape like you get from a true sub ohm tank or RTA because it’s not that. What you are getting is a DTL vape from a pod System, which, overall is good.
The battery life from the Supo pod is fairly good on the MTL setting, I can quite easily get through a day depending on my usage. If you vape the pod on DTL, the battery life reduces quite significantly, you will be recharging after two to three hours depending on your usage.
- Super easy to use
- Good Flavour on either setting
- Great for beginners
- Very portable
- Great looking
- Open pod System
- Slightly finicky pod filling
- Only one pod included in the kit
- Break in period of ceramic coil
My Final Thoughts
I always say that pod systems are a great starting point for any new vaper and the Kanger Supo is no exception. You can use your own e-liquid of choice, which is always a plus point, because, lets face it, some closed systems and the pods provided taste like cardboard.
You get a very good MTL vape from this device and you can also change it up and use it for DTL if you choose to, giving it a slight edge on some of the other pod Systems out there.